Hope for Everton following summer pursuit of Galatasaray youngster?

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez and Everton have been handed a boost in their pursuit of 19-year-old winger Bruma, following his agent's recent comments.

Bruma's agent, Marco Kirdemir, claims that the Toffees wanted his client on a short term deal this summer, but Galatasaray were only looking to sell on a permanent basis. Nonetheless, the chase for the youngsters signature will surely continue, following hints that he could be a Premier League player sometime in the future. 

"Everton were very keen on signing Bruma (this summer), however, Ünal Aysal was not prepared to loan him out," Kirdemir said. "The president made it clear that he would only consider bids for a permanent deal."

"It wouldn't be a surprise if more offers were made this season, he will be playing Champions League football and is bound to impress... I can see Bruma playing in the Premier League in the future."

With the youngster struggling for game time in Turkey last season, he could look to leave the club if he remains a fringe player throughout the current campaign. No doubt Roberto Martinez will be keeping tabs on his situation until then, with a January transfer a distinct possibility. 

Nonetheless, Bruma was afforded a start in his side's opening game of the season - a 2-0 victory over Bursaspor. He enjoyed 69 minutes of action, before newly appointed manager Cesare Prandelli decided to replace him with summer signing Olcan Adin. 

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